Ireland: Trinity College Library’s Treasures Go Online in New Exhibition
From Irish Central:
As Ireland remains locked down due to COVID, a new expanded digital exhibition, the Director’s Choice Uncut, featuring “3,000 years of creativity, memory, and knowledge.”
Highlights of the collections of the Library of Trinity College Dublin and their fascinating history are being showcased in an online exhibition Director’s Choice Uncut.
The Library of Trinity College Dublin invites all those whose plans to visit have been to curtailed and those with a passion for history and literature to connect and be inspired by a range of diverse objects and their stories in this magnificent new online exhibition selected by the Librarian & College Archivist, Helen Shenton.
The selection ranges from 3,000-year-old papyrus scrolls of Egyptian Books of the Dead to Samuel Beckett’s minimalist postcards sent from France to his friends; from Dean Jonathan Swift’s death mask to the elegantly hand-written drafts of John Banville’s novel; from one of Trinity’s most celebrated alumni, Oscar Wilde’s witty trade cards to John Millington Synge’s typewriter from the Nuremberg Chronicle of 1493, the most famous woodcut-illustrated book in the western world to the marriage certificate of James III. From the Book of Durrow, a hundred years older than the Book of Kells, to correspondence between Michael Collins and Winston Churchill, so revealing of their respective personalities; from Michael Davitt’s Diary to In Fairyland pictures from the elf-world from the Pollard Collection of children’s books.
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